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MAPLE GROVE, Minn., Aug. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TopLine Credit Union Foundation, a non-profit organization of local member-owned financial cooperative TopLine Federal Credit Union, raised $19,000 towards a scholarship fund that will help students with the costs of higher education at a recent lawn bowling benefit event.
The third annual TopLine Credit Union Foundation charitable event took place at Brit’s Pub in Minneapolis Thursday, July 26 with nearly 110 attendees and 43 sponsors coming together to enjoy lawn bowling on the downtown pub’s rooftop, a live auction, silent auction and raffle, all to benefit a great cause — financial grants for education.
Since the inception of TopLine Credit Union Foundation in 2015, the foundation has awarded 48 scholarships totaling $30,000 to recipients pursuing or continuing post-secondary education. In addition, the foundation has granted new young members of TopLine up to a $25 match on initial deposits made into any new youth savings or checking account to encourage saving and personal finance habits. Last year 308 youth members were awarded the $25 match — representing $7,700 in total matched dollars.
“We are thrilled to have such fantastic support and generosity from our employees, members, business partners and community, while having some fun lawn bowling for a cause,” said Vicki Roscoe Erickson, President, TopLine Credit Union Foundation. “Proceeds from our fundraising event will be awarded in scholarships to help students with the costs of higher education. We look forward to future fundraising events such as this, allowing us to grant even more scholarships over the coming years.”
Scholarship applications are now open for 2018 – visit www.TopLinecu.com/Foundation to apply. Donations are accepted year round, by contacting Foundation@TopLinecu.com, 763-391-9494 or online at www.TopLinecu.com/Foundation.
TopLine Credit Union Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is guided by its mission — to work within the community to build a better tomorrow. The Foundation expands community outreach activities by awarding scholarships, providing financial education and counseling for members of all ages, contributing to community charitable organizations and sponsoring other community give-back efforts. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law, Federal Tax ID # is 46-4335752. For further information call 1-800-626-1448 or 763-391-9494, email Foundation@TopLinecu.com, stop by any TopLine branch location or write to: 9353 Jefferson Hwy, Maple Grove, MN 55369.
Vicki Roscoe Erickson
President, TopLine Credit Union Foundation
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